Theodore Roosevelt Historical

Theodore Roosevelt Historical (HM1T6T)

Location: Washington, DC 20036
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.432', W 77° 2.548'

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Dupont Circle

—Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood —

Theodore Roosevelt resided in a number of houses in Dupont Circle. Two still standing are 1215 19th St. and 1820 Jefferson St. In 1898, he lived at 1810 N St. (below, since razed). That year he led a volunteer cavalry called the Rough Riders into battle in Cuba as part of the Spanish-American War. He came home a hero, and was elected governor of New York State. Roosevelt only served briefly as governor before accepting the Republican Party's nomination as William McKinley's running mate in the 1900 Presidential election. After President McKinley was assassinated in 1901. Roosevelt became the youngest man (age 42) to serve as U.S. President. During his term (1901-1909), the combative and crusading Roosevelt promoted conservation by giving government protection to open lands across the nation. He battled to limit the power of large corporations and to strengthen the United States as a power in foreign affairs.By the turn of the century, Connecticut Ave. was changing from residential to commercial. A profusion of specialty shops drew upper-class patrons, and the promoters touted the exclusive shopping street as equal to New York's Fifth Ave. or Paris's Rue de la Paix. America's first licensed television station, W3XK, was established at 1519 Connecticut Ave. in 1928.Image at left courtesy of The Historical Society
of Washington, D.C.
Artist | Jordan PotashJordan Potash, raised in Philadelphia, now resides in DC. An artiste and therapist, he creates expressive art rooted in Jewish spirituality. Designing sidewalk chalk murals around the fountain with friends was a great influence in this mixed media piece.Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible "gold key." This system was used until the late 1970s when it was abandoned in favor of more modern communication methods.
HM NumberHM1T6T
Placed ByArt on Call
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Date Added Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322900 N 4308461
Decimal Degrees38.90720000, -77.04246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.432', W 77° 2.548'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 25.92" N, 77° 2' 32.88" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1812 N St NW, Washington DC 20036, US
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